VISAYAS REGIONS LEVERAGE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AS THE PHILIPPINES’ GROWTH CENTERS

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 9TH VISAYAS ICT VIRTUAL CONFERENCE Digital leaders in the Visayas came together last month from all three regions, Western Visayas (Region VI), Central Visayas (Region VII) and Eastern Visayas (Region VIII), to reinforce collaboration and commitment to generate thousands more of jobs and opportunities enabled by information and communications technology (ICT). InContinue reading “VISAYAS REGIONS LEVERAGE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AS THE PHILIPPINES’ GROWTH CENTERS”

Two Philippine teams are finalists in NASA global space data competition for COVID-19

Two teams from the Philippines, GiveSight and World MAQI, are selected by the United States space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as global finalists for the all-virtual Earth Observation Dashboard Hackathon held last June 23-29. With 4,300+ participants from 132 countries and territories,Continue reading “Two Philippine teams are finalists in NASA global space data competition for COVID-19”

Team Pilipinas: 19 Filipinos to Compete in 11 Sports Discipline in the Tokyo Olympics

The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the Olympiad, was the first international Olympic games held in Athens, Greece from April 6 to 15, 1896. The  Philippines first competed in the Summer Olympic Games in 1924 in Paris as the first country to compete in Southeast Asia. The Philippines first participated at the WinterContinue reading “Team Pilipinas: 19 Filipinos to Compete in 11 Sports Discipline in the Tokyo Olympics”

9 Digital cities launch 5-year roadmaps

Nine of thirty one cities ascribed as “digital cities” June of last year in 25 different locations successfully launched their five-year roadmaps last Monday, June 28. In a virtual ceremony organized by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the ICT stakeholders of Balanga, Batangas, General Santos, Iligan, Legazpi, Puerto Proncesa, Taytay Rizal, Tuguegarao,Continue reading “9 Digital cities launch 5-year roadmaps”

Baler Creates ICT Council

As part of its goal to create jobs and opportunities and promote innovation in the Municipality of Baler, Province of Aurora, Mayor Rhett Ronan Angara signed Executive Order No. 66 Series of 2020 last September which creates the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council of Baler. Mayor Angara challenged everyone that – together, we canContinue reading “Baler Creates ICT Council”

Ford Ranger: A mobility partner for work, play and everything in between

They say a long drive, good music and good company when combined is a great therapy for a tired soul. Our family took a Ford Ranger Wildtrak for spin this week in Sipalay City, second southernmost town in Negros Occidental and about 178 kilometers from Bacolod City as part of the Ford Media Drive 2020.Continue reading “Ford Ranger: A mobility partner for work, play and everything in between”

Filipino startup recognized in addressing SDG’s using space tech

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino startup is recognized globally in developing a dengue hotspot prediction system using satellite and climate data in the 2020 Group on Earth Observations Sustainable Development Goals (GEO SDG) Awards for the Sectoral category, For-Profit. The GEO SDG Awards recognize the productivity, ingenuity, proficiency, novelty, and exemplary communications of results and experiences in the use of EarthContinue reading “Filipino startup recognized in addressing SDG’s using space tech”

108 LGU Systems Vie for Digital Governance Awards 2020

There are 108 local government-led programs vying for this year’s Digital Governance Awards 2020 this November. I congratulate the current officers of the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for striving to carry on with this meritContinue reading “108 LGU Systems Vie for Digital Governance Awards 2020”

Angara: Faster Growth of Digital Careers to Address Impact of COVID-19 to Employment

Over the course of the lockdown imposed in Luzon and other parts of the country, work from home has become the new normal for offices that continue to function. For many businesses and even the government service, Senator Sonny Angara sees the work from home arrangements continuing even after the lockdown is lifted or atContinue reading “Angara: Faster Growth of Digital Careers to Address Impact of COVID-19 to Employment”

ANGARA PUSHES FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The Philippines need to adopt a digital transformation as part of its major strategies to face the current crisis brought about by the pandemic. Prompted by this urgent need, Senator Juan Edgardo Angara authored a bill for the creation of a national digital transformation policy to focus on the digital competence and skills of Filipinos,Continue reading “ANGARA PUSHES FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION”